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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

Here's the real meat-and-potatoes - 'Mech Warfare month. It's already started with Paul explaining some of how 'Mech combat works with Dev Blog 5, here.

Developer Blog 5

March 7th - Paul (and later David) describe the controls and GUI of the game, with images of the controls, as well as a screenshot!

Community Questions 5

March 7th - We'll open for questions on Dev Blog 5, specifically related to 'Mech Warfare. The thread will close March 12th.

Developer Answers 5

March 14th - We answer your questions from Community Questions 5

Developer Interview - Evan Halim, Enrique Barahona Ramos, Thomas Dziegielewski

march 21st - These three intrepid men talk about the 'Mechs, piloting them, the GUI, and more!
Wednesday Surprise

March 28th - What will it be? Even I don't know! :P

#2 Heronimus Bosch

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

Good work all at PGI. :D
I am so looking forward to playing the game


PS First!


Edit for maturity :P

Edited by Heronimus Bosch, 07 March 2012 - 05:14 PM.


#3 LordKelvin

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

In any case, a week to wait for answers to the questions, as per usual. Also new developer interviews, those are always insightful.

#4 MaddMaxx

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Don't see Dev Blog 5 Part #2????

#5 patricia silverfox

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

So where are the bigger screenshots so that we can use these for wallpaper? :P

BTW, if anyone is up at GDC and sees one of my co-workers by the name of Matt (who like several of us here are hard-core Battletech players who have been in it since Battledroids) up there please be nice to him and give him goodies for those of us who had to stay at work for the party this evening there. I.T., a thankless job but one I enjoy doing just the same. -_^

#6 Sarriss

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:10 AM

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I.T., a thankless job but one I enjoy doing just the same




Good...("good") to see I.T can be as thankless in other game studios. Oh well, we're still part of the industry, still vital and still get to see cool stuff before other people.

Edited by Sarriss, 08 March 2012 - 06:11 AM.


#7 Dihm

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

View PostMaddMaxx, on 07 March 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Don't see Dev Blog 5 Part #2????

In the community questions post they said the questions would be answered next Monday... so maybe part 2 comes next Wednesday?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:09 AM

This is wonderful as always - but I have to wonder. What was all the hoopla about the GDC? It is now thursday, and we have gotten 2 screenies, one of a trailer we've seen already - and one of a hud we'd mostly seen from the trailer. Is there a chance for additional video or screenshots or mech releases or anything?

I don't want to sound ungrateful (and I know I'll be shouted down for this) but I had much higher expectations for the Wednesday of GDC week than what we got. Yes it confirmed a lot, yes it was an awesome blog post. But it revealed as much as every other blog post from every other month. It wasn't longer or more insightful. Every month has been awesome, but I wanted MORE awesome lol. The only reason I wanted more was because we were told to expect huge things during GDC. I realize it's not over yet - but wednesday was supposed to be the day right? If something comes out today that's huge, I'll come back and edit this post and apologize and take it all back. I just feel let down because I was led to expect more.

On a happier note, I loved the way the control scheme was laid out, I think the way you guys have set up targeting and convergence will alleviate a lot of the legging and jump sniping that plagued other games. I can't wait to see what comes out this month, and every Wednesday will be a blast. Continue on the path to making this the best mech game ever!

#9 Matthew Chernovsky

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

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Wednesday Surprise

March 28th - What will it be? Even I don't know! ;)


BattleMech 8 - Awesome :3

#10 Dihm

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

View PostListless Nomad, on 08 March 2012 - 07:09 AM, said:

This is wonderful as always - but I have to wonder. What was all the hoopla about the GDC? It is now thursday, and we have gotten 2 screenies, one of a trailer we've seen already - and one of a hud we'd mostly seen from the trailer. Is there a chance for additional video or screenshots or mech releases or anything?

Yep, I'd say it's likely.

#11 Listless Nomad

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

View PostDihm, on 08 March 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:



Haha - moments after I post that, I stumble on the screenies. Maybe I should whine more often lol.

In my defense (flimsy as it may be) it's still not on the MWO site lol ;)

#12 MaddMaxx

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:13 AM

View PostDihm, on 08 March 2012 - 06:39 AM, said:

In the community questions post they said the questions would be answered next Monday... so maybe part 2 comes next Wednesday?


I thought I read an update that changed it to next Wednesday 14th (can't find now)?

Perhaps we can expect Blog Part #2 and the Q&A answers all on the same Wed? Cool.

So Blog Part 2 Q&A would be answered Wednesday 21st then...

Anyways, here's hoping for more VERY GOOD News! ;)

#13 Dihm

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

View PostMaddMaxx, on 08 March 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:


I thought I read an update that changed it to next Wednesday 14th (can't find now)?

Perhaps we can expect Blog Part #2 and the Q&A answers all on the same Wed? Cool.

So Blog Part 2 Q&A would be answered Wednesday 21st then...

Anyways, here's hoping for more VERY GOOD News! ;)

View PostGarth Erlam, on 07 March 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

This thread is here to gather all your questions about Dev Blog 5, specifically related to 'Mech Warfare. Keep your questions clear, well thought out, and well laid out. Also we will answer one question per person, so whatever you ask first is what we'll answer. Answers will be given on Monday the 12th.

So let the questions begin!


Still says Monday. B)

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

View PostMaddMaxx, on 08 March 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:


I thought I read an update that changed it to next Wednesday 14th (can't find now)?

Perhaps we can expect Blog Part #2 and the Q&A answers all on the same Wed? Cool.

So Blog Part 2 Q&A would be answered Wednesday 21st then...

Anyways, here's hoping for more VERY GOOD News! ;)


Here here!

#15 billyzero

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:54 AM

You guys are doing a simply fantastic job keeping the MW:O community engaged with this website.

#16 Morgana

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

FYI

View PostPaul Inouye, on 08 March 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

Bringing a little bad news... Dev Blog 5 - Part II will be delayed until April.

No troll.. no early April fools.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

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#18 MaddMaxx

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:50 AM

View PostDihm, on 08 March 2012 - 09:21 AM, said:


Still says Monday. :P


Then this must be a TYPO right?

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#19 Dihm

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:55 AM

Beat's me Maxx, they're not in agreement with each other.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 07 March 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

March 7th - We'll open for questions on Dev Blog 5, specifically related to 'Mech Warfare. The thread will close March 12th.
Developer Answers 5

March 14th - We answer your questions from Community Questions 5


I wouldn't say a typo really. From what I read into it, the Questions thread on Dev Blog 5 (Part I, as this is all that is released right now) will be closed on March 12th, and answers to those questions will post March 14th.

Seeing as Paul just updated us yesterday, I would not expect to see part II until April, with Questions and Answer threads following.

They weren't specific as to the fact that we were being graced with 2 parts.

So don't worry, BE HAPPY!





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